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Director: Wolfgang Petersen

Cast: Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom


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Homer's sprawling tale of love and war in ancient Greece comes to the screen in all its grandeur in this epic-scale adventure. In 1193 B.C., Paris, Prince of Troy (Orlando Bloom), has fallen in love; however, the beautiful woman who has beguiled him is Helen, Queen of Sparta (Diane Kruger), who is wed to King Menelaus (Brendan Gleeson). While Helen is hardly immune to


Homer's sprawling tale of love and war in ancient Greece comes to the screen in all its grandeur in this epic-scale adventure. In 1193 B.C., Paris, Prince of Troy (Orlando Bloom), has fallen in love; however, the beautiful woman who has beguiled him is Helen, Queen of Sparta (Diane Kruger), who is wed to King Menelaus (Brendan Gleeson). While Helen is hardly immune to Paris' charms, this doesn't blunt Menelaus' fury when Paris steals her away from him. Menelaus' brother Agamemnon (Brian Cox), the power-hungry king of the Mycenaeans, is eager to expand his empire through Troy to the lands of the Aegean Sea, and he uses Paris' romantic slight against Menelaus as an excuse to wage an all-out war against the great walled city. Priam, King of Troy (Peter O'Toole), summons his armies, led by Prince Hector (Eric Bana), to meet the onslaught of Agamemnon's forces, but while the great city has yet to yield in a battle, Agamemnon has a formidable ally -- Achilles (Brad Pitt), a mighty and seemingly unstoppable warrior whose presence could tip the scales in Agamemnon's favor. Sean Bean, Julie Christie, Saffron Burrows, and Rose Byrne highlight the film's supporting cast.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Blockbuster-averse critics unleashed their brickbats on Troy, yet this opulent Homerian epic is far from the crashing bore some said it was. In fact, the film will provide solid entertainment for viewers prepared to overlook flaws that are almost endemic to such sweeping period epics (such as accents that are all over the place). From a production standpoint, it’s simply spectacular: The fabled siege of Troy materializes on screen with scrupulous attention to detail, and expert use of computer-generated graphics enhances the illusion that vast throngs of warriors are slinging arrows and swinging broadswords. Brad Pitt acquits himself with distinction as the mighty Achilles; the erstwhile pretty boy invests the role with just the right mixture of determination and arrogance, bringing conviction to his battle scenes by virtue of a newly chiseled physique and some impressive moves perfected during months of rigorous training. David Benioff's adaptation of Homer captures all the high points, beginning with the betrayal of Menelaus (Brendan Gleeson) by his beautiful wife, Helen (Diane Kruger), and her lover, Paris (Orlando Bloom), the son of Troy's ruler, Priam (Peter O'Toole). This is just the excuse needed by power-mad Agamemnon (Brian Cox) to launch his long-desired war against the Trojans, whose capable prince, Hector (Eric Bana), alone recognizes the potential threat posed by the invaders to the seemingly impregnable city. Director Wolfgang Petersen obviously faced considerable challenges in bringing this familiar story to the screen. One, it’s fair to say, is that Kruger fails to meet the challenge of playing the woman whose face "launched a thousand ships." Still, the movie's tone is right, which counts for a great deal when working with material that lends itself so readily to campy interpretations. Troy is far from perfect, yet it may well be the best cinematic version to date of this oft-filmed tale.
All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
Outside of its hyper-edited battle sequences, and its Hong Kong-tinged one-on-one fight scenes, Wolfgang Petersen's epic Troy feels like a Victor Mature film from the 1950s. For this film to work, the actors must play larger than life, and that can lead to moments of unintentional hilarity that, for the most part, this film avoids. The earnest tone might make more than a few audience members giggle with the possibility for Mystery Science Theater 3000-like responses to the stilted dialogue, but the confident visuals and the presence of the lead actors finally do lend Troy enough self-respect that one is forced to deal with the film on its terms. Brad Pitt (displaying the most sculpted muscles of his career), Eric Bana, and Brian Cox (hamming but getting away with it) manage to pull off the more implausible dialogue passages, actually making the political intrigue in the story more engaging than the action sequences. While Troy most certainly delivers what it promises, the film can bring nothing new to the venerable sword-and-sandal genre. Pitt's character, Achilles, is driven by the need to achieve immortality through his bravery -- the desire to have his name live through history. The sad truth is that it is unlikely anyone other than personal trainers will think of this film when they discuss Brad Pitt's career.

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Warner Home Video
[Wide Screen]
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Brad Pitt Achilles
Eric Bana Prince Hector of Troy
Orlando Bloom Prince Paris of Troy
Diane Kruger Helen, Queen of Sparta
Brian Cox Agamemnon
Sean Bean Odysseus
Brendan Gleeson King Menelaus
Peter O'Toole Priam, King of Troy
Saffron Burrows Andromache
Julie Christie Thetis
Rose Byrne Briseis
Garrett Hedlund Patroclus
John Shrapnel Nestor
Nathan Jones Boagrius
James Cosmo Glaucus
Julian Glover Triopas
Vincent Regan Eudorus
Trevor Eve Velior
Tyler Mane Ajax
Adoni Maropis Agamemnon's Officer
Jacob Smith Messenger Boy
Siri Svegler Polydora
Lucie Barat Helen's Handmaiden
Ken Bones Hippasus
Manuel Cauchi Old Spartan Fisherman
Mark Lewis Jones Tecton
Nigel Terry Archeptolemus
Owain Yeoman Lysander
Luke Tal Scamandrius
Matthew Tal Scamandrius
Louis Dempsey Aphareus
Joshua Richards Haemon
Tim Chipping Echepolus
Desislava Stefanova singing woman
Tanja Tzarovska singing woman,Singer
Alex King Apollonian Guard
Jordi Casares Horsemaster
Richard Ryan sword master
Bulgarian Women's Choir Singer
James Horner Conductor

Technical Credits
Wolfgang Petersen Director,Producer
Steve Abela Stunts
Daryl Andrews Stunts
Asen Asenov Stunts
Jillian Ashby Art Director
Alejandro Avendano Stunts
Omar Ayala Stunts
Winston Azzopardi Co-producer
Menyhert Dutombe Balog Stunts
George Barbara Stunts
David Benioff Screenwriter
Andy Bennett Stunts
Artur Berezin Stunts
Jon Billington Art Director
Jim Boyle Sound/Sound Designer
Kenneth Camilleri Stunts
Chas Cash Animator
Steve Caswell Stunts
Stuart Clark Stunts
Jonathan Cohen Stunts
Aris Comninos Stunts
Danielle Da Costa Stunts
Tony Dawe Sound/Sound Designer
Andre Degabrielle Stunts
Ivan Baena Delgado Stunts
Stephen Dobric Art Director
Dimitar Doichinov Stunts
Zuzana Drdacka Stunts
Hana Dvorska Stunts
Angel Gomez Fdez Stunts
Marketa Frankova Stunts
Gerry Gavigan Asst. Director
Leonardo Godinez Stunts
Eduardo Gomez Stunts
Mark Franklin Henson Stunts
Daniel Hirst Stunts
Jan Holicek Stunts
Jitka Holickova Stunts
Peter Honess Editor
James Horner Score Composer,Musical Arrangement
Martin Hub Stunts
Barbara Huber Associate Producer
Eunice Huthart Stunts
Rowley Irlam Stunts
Jon Paul Jones Animator
Eddie Karam Musical Arrangement
Ivo Kehajov Stunts
Tyrell Kemlo Stunts
Randy Kerber Musical Arrangement
Jindrich Klaus Stunts
Jiri Kraus Stunts
Jon Kull Musical Arrangement
Javier Lambert Stunts
Todor Lazzarov Stunts
Derek Lea Stunts
David Leitch Stunts
Guy List Stunts
David Listavan Stunts
Raul Lopez Stunts
Marc Mailley Stunts
Mauricio Martinez Stunts
Nick McKinless Stunts
Bronco McLoughlin Stunts
Mark Mottram Stunts
Daniel Naprous Stunts
Andrew Nicholson Art Director
Marc Niro Art Director
Adam O'Neill Art Director
Nigel Phelps Production Designer
Anna Pinnock Set Decoration/Design
Conrad Pope Musical Arrangement
Roger Pratt Cinematographer
Cedric Proust Stunts
Diana Rathbun Producer
Buster Reeves Stunts
Bob Ringwood Costumes/Costume Designer
Cliff Robinson Art Director
Jason Snyman Animator
Mark Southworth Stunts
Tom Struthers Stunts
Lucinda Syson Casting
Joss Williams Special Effects Supervisor
Colin Wilson Producer
Peter Young Set Decoration/Design


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Troy 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 94 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Brad Pitt, Rose Byrne, Eric Bana and Peter O'Toole were outstanding in their role. Agamenian was something else also in his role. I am sorry that Archilles killed Hector and sorry that Archilles died. Because of Archilles love for Breises and her love for Archilles, I believe he would have changed for the better. A sequeal to Troy should be made. Breises should have a child for Archilles and let the child grow up. A little more romance and a little less war although, I know the picture depicted war but love as well......DENISE E. HURST
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This story is incrediable; it does HOMER proud! brad pitt is more than convincing as the deep warrior Archilles; and from Orlando Bloom's performance alone, not his usual choice of character to play... but never the less incrediable. All should buy or at least experience this movie - their is no equal when it comes to eternal love 'death before dishoner' and the life of an immortal warrior.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was kind of boring. Orly's part was kind of bad. The movie was ok, but it could have been a little better.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Having seen the epic trailer and the top notch actors who were hired on to film Troy... my expectations were through the roof. However... this movie pretty much disappointed through out. There are a few bright spots here and there but overall this is a poor telling of a great story. Where great movies like Braveheart and Gladiator succeed immensely... Troy fails. One of the silliest scenes in Troy is where a battle containing over 10 thousand plus men comes to a complete halt to watch 2 guys... crazy. Anytime anyone of the slightest importance dies the film reverts to a 'screeching' woman singing horribly... a very poor attempt at copying the wonderful Gladiator soundtrack. Helen of Troy basically disappears about half way through the film and the battle scenes had a 'been there done that and I've seen better' feel to them. One bright spot worth mentioning was the acting of Eric Banna... he did an outstanding job amidst many actors who were simply mis-cast and under achieved. I put Troy out of my mind the minute I walked out of the theatre... it was the most disappointing film of Summer 2004.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Orlando did a great acting job! If anyone likes Orlando Bloom... Get this movie! It has action, romance, an great actors! The best of course is Orlando Bloom... But that's just my opinion. Some might like Brad Pitt... Some might like Eric Banna (sp?). But Paris (Orlando Bloom) had a GREAT fight seen! I don't want to give away the end for people that didn't see the movie... But ***** kills *******! ^_^ I was sooooo happy!! Let me just tell you Orlando lovers Orlando Bloom didn't die! Yay! ^__^
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is definitely a must have. The fight scenes were perfectly created and believable. This is an extraordinary movies that you should have in your collection. Plus, Brad Pitt is perfect in his role (A+)
Guest More than 1 year ago
a great movie, a great story line, a great cast, what more could you want. I reccomend this movie to anyone
Guest More than 1 year ago
A Great among epics, Troy flies from the screen and pulls you to the edge of your seat. With stunning visual effects and realistic battle sequences, it can become hard to realize your sitting in a movie theatre and not fighting a war along side such film greats as Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, and newcomer Orlando Bloom, who blossoms on screen as the Tojan Price Paris. It opens with a fight, but is that how it ends? You'll have to find that out for yourself. I give this great five stars for the exquisite acting, stunning visual effects, and tragic love story that has been delicately intertwined to blend and balance the battles that would otherwise overpower the movie had it not been placed there in the first place. A very well adapted script that tell us the story behind 'the face that launched a thousand ships' and a forbidden love for the son of her fathers once-ally. This sets in motion an epic war sure to stay in your memory. Guaranteed to satisfy your emotions.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I went into this movie expecting a mockery of Homer's great epic, The Iliad. I was instead pleasantly surprised at how precise the story was (with two or three notable exceptions). Even down to the details of everyone stopping in the middle of the battle sequence to watch two men fight (yes, that is how it was written). I found that Bloom made a great whiny Paris, Pitt made a fantastically arrogant Achilles, and the actors playing Menalus and Aggamemnon to be perfectly cast, age wise. I recommend the original tale over this movie any day, but this is still a good representation.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was amazing. Some things were not exactly in line with the Iliad itself, but this was a great depiction. I think the acting and the cast suited everything, and like any successful production, puzzle pieces feel right into place. Certain scenes were sensitive, where a lot of emotion was displayed - anger, love, pride etc. I think that any person interested in a movie that can move the way you think and your reflections of movies would love this movie. Acting, Effects, Screenplay, Cinematography were all amazing and I reccomend a read of the Iliad by Homer before watching this movie. You'll love it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Brad Pitt, need anything else be said, great scenery, great story, great actors
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie wasn't as good as I'd thought it would be. I saw this with my dad and thought it would be better, but it wasn't. It's not a must-see, must-have, or must-watch over and over. It is must-watch once.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This, in my opinion was the most entertaining film of 2004. The movie was grand and richly made!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I went to see this one as soon as it came out with a very good friend, we were both so enchanted with that we didn't even want to go to the bathroom LOL. The story was great and the battle scenes fantastic,A must see.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this movie was awsome...the battle scenes were breathtaking and the story line was well-written